20 avril 2014

I’m Over My Discipline. (Or Am I?)

By Kelly J. Baker - Chronicle Vitae. As I was driving recently, a thought struck me. (Most of my self-revelations come while driving, if you were curious.) I realized that I’m over my subdiscipline, American religious history. I said it aloud to see how the words would feel tumbling out of my mouth. I’m over American religious history. I recited this again and again. It felt liberating, strange, and significant. I was once so passionate about my field; now, as my emotions cooled, I felt disinterested and aloof. Over it, I said again as if to cement my feelings. Over it, I chanted. I wasn’t sure I believed myself. See more...

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